China Railways Announces New Timetables to Take Effect on 10 April 2019

The Chinese railways have announced a substantial change to their timetables, to take effect on 10 April 2019. It is likely there will be further fine-tuning to come in the summer, in advance of an anticipated speedbump on the southern half of the Beijing-Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong HSR. Here are the major improvements as per the national… Continue reading China Railways Announces New Timetables to Take Effect on 10 April 2019

Hainan to Get New Train to Zhengzhou, He’nan

Guangdong-Hainan Rail has announced that a new train will depart Haikou Railway Station on the northern end of the island of Hainan as of 01 July 2015. Trains K457 and K458 used to end at Zhanjiang, which was still on the mainland, but beginning 01 July 2015, service will now be extended to and from… Continue reading Hainan to Get New Train to Zhengzhou, He’nan

Jinwen Rail to Add Regular Rail Service to Shanghai South Starting 01 July 2015

A new railway schedule, slated to enter into operation on 01 July 2015, will also mean there will be a new service between Wenzhou and Shanghai South. This will be Train K5802 and will be a partially overnight service, according to Jinwen (Jinhua-Wenzhou) Railway. It runs both ways — to Shanghai in the evening, and… Continue reading Jinwen Rail to Add Regular Rail Service to Shanghai South Starting 01 July 2015

Fast Regular Z Trains to Run Between Changchun and Xiamen as of Mid-June 2015

There will be a new Z train (which is the fastest non-HSR train in China) running between northeastern China and the southeastern coast next to the Straits of Taiwan. Service will commence in mid-June 2015. Train Z102 will resume operations between Changchun in northeastern China and Xiamen in the southeast. This train will run every… Continue reading Fast Regular Z Trains to Run Between Changchun and Xiamen as of Mid-June 2015

Regular Rail Platforms at Harbin West Railway Station Now Open

Regular rail services have now begun at Harbin West (Harbinxi) Railway Station, although for the moment, this is limited to exit-only services. Passengers can leave the train here, although it will still be some time before they may board trains here. Four trains will now call at Harbin West beginning today (09 October 2014). These… Continue reading Regular Rail Platforms at Harbin West Railway Station Now Open

Extra Train (K2062) Between Lanzhou and Beijing West

Train K2062 from Lanzhou to Beijing West will be in operation as an extra service, operating in September and October 2013. This train shall be in service every day except for on the following days: September and October 2013: 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 18th, 21st, 24th, 27th, and 30th of every month This train… Continue reading Extra Train (K2062) Between Lanzhou and Beijing West

New Ürümqi – Ji’nan Service Starting Early July 2013

That’s 3,134 km. About the same as going from St Petersburg, Russia, all the way to Avignon, France. Except for this time, you go through about six or seven provinces of China rather than six or seven countries. (Even if, thousands of years back before Emperor Qin Shihuang unified all of China, we were a… Continue reading New Ürümqi – Ji’nan Service Starting Early July 2013

Works Will Delay Trains to Yuanping on 08-11 May 2012

In brief:Due to works at Yuanping Railway Station, Train K601 will be delayed for around 2½ hours. Due to work at Yuanping Railway Station, Train K601 (Beijing–Taiyuan) will be delayed upon arrival at Yuanping, Xinzhou, and Taiyuan stations. Normal service will continue for this train at Baijian, Lingqiu, and Wutaishan stations, where delays are not… Continue reading Works Will Delay Trains to Yuanping on 08-11 May 2012

Tianjin West’s Regular Rail Platforms Enter Service

Normally, trains to China’s Great Northeast are packed with people to the extent that standing tickets are offered for non-HSR trains (or short-haul HSR). The open fact that a handful of regular rail trains will call at Tianjin West (with effect 08 January 2012), then, must have remained something close to a top-level state secret,… Continue reading Tianjin West’s Regular Rail Platforms Enter Service

Shanghai-Nanjing HSR: Timetable Changes (5 Nov 2011)

With effect from 5 November 2011: Train G7042 will not stop at Baohuashan. This train will now additionally call at Zhenjiang (arr 08:56, dep 08:58). Train G7122 will not stop at Danyang. This train will now additionally call at Baohuashan (arr 07:45, dep 07:47). Times of departure and arrival for this train at Zhenjiang will… Continue reading Shanghai-Nanjing HSR: Timetable Changes (5 Nov 2011)